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Re: Is Andreas Rupprecht a reliable author?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 03:02:17 pm »
You guys appear to unintentionally have avoided to answer the question about reliability.

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Re: Is Andreas Rupprecht a reliable author?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 06:10:06 pm »
You guys appear to unintentionally have avoided to answer the question about reliability.


Reliable
"consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted"

If I say someone is a good aviation writer, doesn't that mean I find him reliable? It's answered for sure, not explicitly "he is reliable" but the comments make it clear his books are consistently good and able to be trusted.
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Re: Is Andreas Rupprecht a reliable author?
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2019, 01:29:06 am »
Nor am I sure what you mean by 'reliable'.

1) Are you asking if he delivers on deadline? 2) Does he bugger off to another publisher without a word? 3) Does he rehash Wiki pages as new work? 4) Is he a solid researcher who writes well and produces excellent work? 5) Does he answer emails from readers within 10 minutes?

With my publishing hat on, Nos 1-4 are relevant to me. Nos 4 and 5 are more relevant to a me with a reader's hat on.

Yes, I would consider Andreas a reliable author.

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Re: Is Andreas Rupprecht a reliable author?
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2019, 01:13:51 pm »
I read Andreas Rupprecht's book Dragon's Wings and I judge him a reliable author in terms of literally covering the state of Chinese aerospace development since 1949. He's described in detail China's best-known warplanes, including Chinese copies of MiGs, the Chinese built Tu-16s (incl. H-6K), the J-8, J-10, and J-20, built also the JF-17, the Chinese-built Sukhoi Su-27, and JH-7 Leopard, by relying on prior published works and journalistic reports.